Parish Council


Annual Parish Assembly -  Thursday, May 30th 7-8.30pm at Burwash Village Hall
Full Council -  Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm, the Internet Resource, the Bear Car Park - Agenda TBC.

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer: Jane Clarke

Address: PO Box 61, Etchingham, TN19 7YZ
Telephone: 07854 699518

Elections 2nd May 2019

No Parish Council election was required on May 2, 2019 because all 12 nominations were elected without a contest. An election would have been held if 14 people or more had stood as candidates for the 13-person council. Click here to see the official results declared by Rother District Council. Scroll down this page to see details of the new councillors. This list includes Councillor Declan O'Neill who was co-opted on to the Council at its first full meeting in May, 2019.

Rolling Plan

The Parish Council has agreed an outline plan of activity for 2019 and beyond - and the plan is heavily  focused on developing our commmunity. There'll be work to establish a Community Hub - and a feasibility study on a Community Bus for the parish. The Council will develop a Welcome Pack for new residents and step up its parish maintenance programme.  There'll be more partnership working with local residents' groups and associations and a continuing emphasis on traffic calming measures. Please click here to view the outline plan.

Parish Councillors

Please note that this section of the website is being updated.  

ChairCllr Betty McBride, MBE

Contact: 01435 883615



Vice-Chair - Cllr Steve Moore

Contact: 01435 882918



Cllr John Beeston

Portfolio: Down Meadow



Cllr Jason Caulkin

Contact: 01435 883269



Cllr Bob Franklin

Contact: 07802771329



Cllr Julian Kenny

Contact: 01435 883390



Cllr Andrew Mann

Contact: 07931388290



Cllr Nick Moore



Cllr Brian Newman


  Cllr Anne Newson

Contact: 07887652447


Cllr Declan O'Neill


Cllr Ian Rees

Contact: 07983969170


Cllr Berry Wraight


The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park.  This can be subject to change and notices of all meetings will be on the website and noticeboards.  The Press and public are welcome and are encouraged to attend all meetings. Members of the public may ask about any matter of public concern and there is 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of each meeting for this.  If you let the Clerk know about your query the day before the meeting, it may help with a speedy response. 

Please note meetings will be held at The Pavilion, Burwash Common in February, April, August and October each year.

Members of the public may ask about any matter of public concern, there will be 15 minutes allowed at beginning of each meeting for this.  All items are requested to be given to the Clerk at a minimum of 24 hours before the meeting.

Agendas are published each month three clear days before the meeting.  All minutes and agendas can also be viewed at:

2018/19 Full Council Meetings

Date Venue
11th June 2019 The Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park
9th July 2019 The Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park
13th August 2019 The Pavilion, Burwash Common
10th September 2019 The Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park
8th October 2019 The Pavilion, Burwash Common
12th November 2019 The Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park
10th December 2019 The Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park


Burwash has paid tribute to a much-loved parish councillor. 
Family and friends of the late Mrs Jacky Nash gathered in the High Street in November 2018 to unveil a plaque and dedicate one of the village's unique Lime Trees in her memory. Jacky's son Richard Huggett said: "My mother loved Burwash and we are all so proud of what she did."

Parish Council Chair Betty McBride said: "One of Jacky's  greatest contributions to the village was the launch of the Lime Tree adoption scheme which brings together preservation of the trees and community involvement. She was in every sense the inspiration for Love Burwash Day - as founder and key organiser."

The plaque in her memory is beneath a Lime Tree outside Alma House, opposite The Bear pub.